Update: Cause Of Selma House Fire Determined

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UPDATE 6:05PM – The Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled today’s house fire as accidental. Fire Marshal Ryan Parker said the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor and was caused by an overloaded electrical circuit. The home was under renovation.


SELMA – Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire Friday morning in Selma. The fire was reported just before 11:30am at a home in the 300 block of W. Railroad Street.Firefighters from Selma, Smithfield, Pine Level, Micro, and Wilson’s Mills responded. A ladder truck was used to help bring the fire under control.

Selma Police blocked off several streets around the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



This story has been updated

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